12 June 2024
Chinese people abroad are wondering whether to return or stay 0

Chinese people abroad are wondering whether to return or stay 0

(Dan Tri) - When Europe became a Covid-19 outbreak, repatriation was the choice of many Chinese people abroad.

(Dan Tri) – When Europe became a Covid-19 outbreak, repatriation was the choice of many Chinese people abroad.

(Illustration photo: EPA-EFE)

China in recent days has announced initial positive numbers in the fight against the Covid-19 epidemic.

However, Yu Jiahui, a Chinese citizen living and working in Germany, said he decided not to return home at the present time.

Since the Covid-19 epidemic broke out in Hubei province, China, the world has recorded more than 214,000 infections and more than 8,800 deaths.

Currently, China has up to 35 million citizens living, studying and working abroad.

“I think right now it would be best for everyone to stay in their current position in the context of the epidemic spreading at a very rapid rate.

Not only Mr. Yu but many other Chinese people are also deciding to stay in their host country rather than return home at this time, including Stephen.

“Right now, the effects of the pandemic on me are smaller than I imagined, perhaps because my school is located in a rural area that is not densely populated.

Sharing the same opinion, Dominic Huang, a PhD student in quantum chemistry at the University of Sheffield in the UK, said he saw the initial impacts of the pandemic on daily life when the laboratory where he worked

“My university had to cancel all in-class classes to switch to online teaching since March 16.

However, there are still Chinese people who decide to return home to feel safer.

`The school has started teaching and learning online, I can submit all my assignments and discuss with teachers via the internet, so I decided to return to China even though the ticket price at this time is not cheap,`

Yi said she will prepare the necessary protective gear to wear during the trip to reduce the risk of infection.

Dang Long

According to SCMP

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